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Today's News

  • Turning back time

    Last Thursday wasn’t a “turn back the clock” day in downtown Springfield, but it certainly could have passed for one as dozens of antique cars rolled into town. This scene from yesteryear was courtesy of the Snapper’s Brass and Gas Automobile Club, a touring region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

  • Grand jury indicts four

    A Springfield man has been indicted in relation to 18 charges stemming from an alleged crime spree in Washington and five other counties.

  • Bypass construction work under way

    A $12 million road project began in Springfield Monday.

    Work on the Springfield Northwest Bypass, which will run from KY 555 at the Springfield Bypass and connect US 150 west of St. Catharine is now under way. Chad Filiatreau, transportation  engineering supervisor for Washington, Nelson and LaRue counties, said work is taking place, although the public might not realize it in the early stages. He said some of the early work will include bridge and culvert work, as well as layout and surveying.

  • Blake Hoppes Youth Football

    Sign-ups for the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League will take place Friday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Washington County High School weight room.

    Children grades K-6 are eligible and all players must sign up even if they played last season.

    For more information, call (859) 481-1469.

  • Commanders use scrimmages to fine tune for the season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The countdown is on until the start of the 2009 Washington County football season. Head coach Mark Perry and his staff are using this time to see where they stand and make any neccessary adjustments. The team played its annual intra-squad blue/gold scrimmage last Friday as a way to prepare for the upcoming schedule.

  • Volleyball season is here - dig it!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Note: The Springfield Sun went to press before the Washington County volleyball home opener against Campbellsville last night. For results and photos, please visit our sports section online at www.readthesun.com.

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their first scrimmage match last Tuesday, falling to Taylor County 28-26, 25-7, 25-20.

  • Cochran named new superintendent of Washington County schools

    Robin Cochran, principal of North Washington Elementary School, was named the new superintendent of Washington County Schools Thursday night. She is the first female superintendent in the history of Washington County Schools.

    Cochran, a native of Washington County, was selected by the school board and hired from a field of four finalists and 19 original candidates.

    The vote to hire Cochran was 4-0, with one member, Buffy Mann, abstaining from the vote.

    See the complete story in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Replanting decisions critical

    It is getting time to plant wheat.  We received this information this week and you might want to read this and take some of this information into consideration.

    Fusarium head blight, also known as “head scab,” was widespread in Kentucky winter wheat fields during the past growing season. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture specialists encourage growers to make pre-planting decisions to ensure good stand establishment this fall and to lessen the risk of Fusarium head blight being a problem next spring.

  • State fair upcoming

    It’s almost time for the Kentucky State Fair!  This year’s fair dates are Aug. 20 -30.  Washington County 4-H members will certainly be spending a lot of time at the fair this year participating in animal and livestock shows as well as performing and exhibiting their 4-H projects in Cloverville.  The Kentucky 4-H Centennial will be a highlight of the fair and special exhibits and recognition of current and past 4-H champions will be scheduled throughout the fair.  On Thursday, Aug.

  • Kidney recipient can thank his 'guardian angel'

    Rob and Karen Waddell, members of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, have no doubt about the existence of guardian angels. In fact, they have names for theirs: Hugh and Kim Haydon.

    The Haydons and the Waddells met about five years ago when their daughters started kindergarten together. The kids stayed close, and the moms eventually became friends. And in May, the fathers of the two families forged a bond that will last a lifetime when Hugh Haydon gave one of his kidneys to Rob Waddell.